About the i.am.angel foundation
"I know my purpose is to continue to inspire young people because it’s just going to keep inspiring me back. I want to do my part. I want to invest in America’s future and I want to send you to college. i.am here to let you know that you can be anything you want to be. You are the future of the world." — will.i.am
will.i.am launched the i.am.angel foundation in 2009 to TRANS4M lives through education, inspiration and opportunity. As a part of his commitment to philanthropy, will.i.am and the i.am.angel foundation administer charitable activities and programs targeted towards providing college scholarships (i.am scholarship), financial literacy and home mortgage assistance (i.am Home) and college preparation and student life (i.am College Track).
When will.i.am was young, Boyle Heights was a thriving industrial area. Today, it's an industrial desert. Will's dream is to transform the neighborhood and the world—to connect talented people and people with skills to build businesses and help give people pride, direction and the opportunity to foster growth and a healthy future. Says Will, "We need to rebuild America for those who dream big and have a sense of community. That's what we're trying to do."
will.i.am is a seven-time Grammy Award winning musician, producer, director, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is also the recipient of a Latin Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, two CLIO Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, a VH1 Do Something Award, the BMI President’s Award and a Webby Award.